Another Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager
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tool for your own studies if such is helpful!   Preachers are welcome to this work, but please do not
use my work so that you can be lazy and not do your own studies.  –
Brian A. Yeager





I. Introduction:
    A. We will be discussing contentment (Philippians 4:11-13).
    1. Certainly, God gives us the authority to enjoy the things that we
    have (Ecclesiastes 5:18-19).
    2. Luke’s record of Jesus’ teaching has Jesus answering a
    question before teaching the same points, though different
    context, as we will study today (Luke 12:13-22).
    B. Think throughout this lesson about how people worry so much
    about money (Luke 21:34-36).

II. Body: Matthew 6:24-34
    Verse 24: Do you serve God or materialism (Matthew 16:26, Philippians
    3:18-21, and II Timothy 2:3-4)?

    Verses 25; 31: Take no thought equates to “don’t worry about it”
    (Psalms 34:9-10, Psalms 37:3; 18-19; 25, Proverbs 15:27, Isaiah 1:13-20,
    Luke 22:35, Romans 8:31-39, and Hebrews 13:5-6).

    Verse 26-31: If the creatures of the earth are taken care of, why would
    we not be taken care (Matthew 7:7-11)?
    •        The point is: why are you worrying about that which you
    have no control over (Isaiah 42:5, Luke 12:25-29 [note verse 26],
    Philippians 4:6-7).
    •        Sometimes worrying about the insignificant things can make
    us miss the more important things (Luke 10:38-42).
    •        Verse 30 shows these worries are a matter of lacking faith
    (Matthew 14:22-31, Hebrews 11:6, James 1:6-8; 4:8).
    •        Verse 31 repeats the teaching of verse 25, don’t worry is the
    lesson (Psalms 55:22 and Jeremiah 17:7-8).

    Verse 32: A side note is made, that worldliness is behind earthly
    concerns (Matthew 13:22).
    •        Then Jesus continues with concluding that God knows our
    needs (Matthew 6:8).

    Verse 33: The providence of God is CONDITIONAL, based upon
    seeking (Jeremiah 29:13) Him first (Romans 8:28, Psalms 34:4,
    Proverbs 8:17, Colossians 3:1-4, and I Peter 3:12).

    Verse 34: Again, don’t worry.  Why worry so much about tomorrow
    anyway?  It might not even come (James 4:13-14, Job 7:7; 14:1-2, I
    Chronicles 29:15, Psalms 89:47-48, and Proverbs 27:1).

III. Conclusion: Sometimes we need to remember that God loves His
children (I John 3:1) and will see that this earth is fit for our habitation (Acts
14:17) and that our needs are met (Romans 15:25-27).


© 2008 This material may not be used for sale or other means to have financial gain.  Use this as a tool
for your own studies if such is helpful!   Preachers are welcome to this work, but please do not use my
work so that you can be lazy and not do your own studies.  –
Brian A. Yeager
The Sermon On The Mount (Part 16)
Matthew 6:24-34